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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Steve Sarkisian inherits Alabama offense loaded with playmakers

Steve Sarkisian keeps hitting the jackpot when it comes to quarterbacks and other offensive playmakers. A former USC and Washington head coach, Sarkisian left Alabama after the national championship game …


Steve Sarkisian begins new chapter of his career with Falcons

Steve Sarkisian is back on the sideline, this time as offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons. It’s been a wild ride of sorts for the 43-year-old coach. He was fired …


Commentary: If Steve Sarkisian takes care of himself, he’ll take care of Falcons’ offense

Steve Sarkisian has a drinking problem. We can say this because he has said it himself, and he made it the basis of a $30 million wrongful termination suit against …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017

Falcons’ new coordinator Steve Sarkisian says alcoholism a daily battle

Since an embarrassing downfall at Southern Cal, Steve Sarkisian has caught plenty of breaks in his professional life but says alcoholism remains a daily battle. The Atlanta Falcons’ new offensive …


Falcons hire Alabama’s Sarkisian as offensive coordinator

Steve Sarkisian, 42, who served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, agreed to terms with the Falcons to replace Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator Tuesday.


Analysts provide manpower and brainpower to college football powers

They are the coaches behind the coaches, pouring over hours of video and logging plays. They spot trends and make suggestions. Their work produces the building blocks of a game …


Alabama names ex-Washington coach Sarkisian offensive coordinator

Alabama has hired another former USC head coach as offensive coordinator, turning to Steve Sarkisian to once again replace Lane Kiffin.


Ex-USC coach Steve Sarkisian joins Alabama staff as analyst

Former Southern California head football coach Steve Sarkisian is joining No. 1 Alabama’s staff as an analyst.


Steve Sarkisian sues USC for contract breach after firing

Steve Sarkisian sued the University of Southern California on Monday, alleging the school breached the football coach’s contract and discriminated against him on the basis of a disability when it …


Chris Dufresne: Best USC replacement? Break from Pete Carroll era

Pat Haden hasn’t had much luck hiring coaches at USC. Ask any Trojans football or basketball fan about that.


USC interim coach Clay Helton expresses support for former coach Steve Sarkisian

Before taking any questions from the media during Tuesday’s Pac-12 coaches teleconference, interim USC head coach Clay Helton spent nearly four minutes addressing nearly everything the reporters on his phone …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 12, 2015

USC fires Steve Sarkisian 1 day after putting coach on leave

Southern California has fired Steve Sarkisian one day after the troubled coach was put on leave.


Washington-USC game preview capsule

Coach Steve Sarkisian faces the Huskies for the first time. Sarkisian led Washington for five solid years before leaving late in the 2013 season to return home to Southern California.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 5, 2015

Huskies set to face former coach at No. 17 USC

Chris Petersen was on the other end of the script when the season began, taking Washington to face his former team at Boise State.


USC coach Steve Sarkisian said he mixed alcohol and medication, will seek treatment

USC coach Steve Sarkisian on Tuesday said his behavior at a booster event last weekend resulted from mixing alcohol and an unspecified medication, and that he would seek treatment to …


Sarkisian sorry for behavior at USC event

LOS ANGELES – Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian apologized Sunday for his behavior and profane language at a team event the night before. Sarkisian issued a written apology on the …


USC-Stanford battle royale

Last year the biggest game of coach Steve Sarkisian’s season was lost on the final drive when his Washington Huskies were unable to score one last time and pull the …


USC and Stanford prep for battle royale

Last year the biggest game of coach Steve Sarkisian’s season was lost on the final drive when his Washington Huskies were unable to score one last time and pull the …


USC backup RB quits, coach refutes racism claims

LOS ANGELES – Running back Anthony Brown has quit Southern California’s football team, and coach Steve Sarkisian was stunned Thursday by Brown’s apparent accusations of racism against him on social …


Give and Take: Sunday letters

Time to ban ‘R’ word Finally, the topic of the NFL team name, which owner Daniel Snyder refuses to change, is being seen by the national news media as not …


College coaches state’s highest-paid employees

OLYMPIA – The official report of state employee salaries for 2013 is out, and as usual the highest-paid people on the list are coaches at Washington’s major universities. Former University …


Sarkisian adds to staff

LOS ANGELES – Southern California added defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, tight ends coach Marques Tuiasosopo and offensive line coach Tim Drevno to new football coach Steve Sarkisian’s staff on Monday …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2013

Huskies grab Petersen to replace Sark

From all corners, the reaction to Washington’s new football coaching hire – overwhelmingly positive reaction, this time – seemed to circle back to the same common thread. The Huskies got …


Coaches weigh in on Sarkisian’s move

Arizona State coach Todd Graham and Stanford coach David Shaw are preparing for their teams’ rematch in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday. Both, however, took some time during their teleconference on …


Coaches weigh in on Sarkisian’s move

Arizona State coach Todd Graham and Stanford coach David Shaw are preparing for their teams’ rematch in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday.


Sarkisian leaves Huskies for USC

Just like that, the Washington Huskies are searching for a new football coach. Steve Sarkisian, hired in December of 2008 to resurrect a program coming off a 0-12 season, has …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2013

Sarkisian leaving Huskies for USC job

Steve Sarkisian, hired in December of 2008 to resurrect a program coming off a 0-12 season, has left Washington to accept the head coaching position at USC.


Ending with a twist

SEATTLE – The Washington State football team read off a familiar script in Friday afternoon’s Apple Cup. The setting was different, but the cast and characters were largely the same …


Simmons, Sarkisian go way back

PULLMAN – Steve Sarkisian and Dennis Simmons will be on opposite sidelines during Friday’s Apple Cup. Though they coach rival schools, it will be the only time this year they …


Miles? Or Price?

SEATTLE – Washington quarterback Keith Price is probably more anxious than most to get another shot at the Cougars this week considering the final pass he threw against Washington State …